Literature with Lakelanders: Join these local book clubs and storytimes

Find a love of literature at these reading programs for all ages.


Both adults and kids can find a new page-turner to discuss at Pressed.

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Reading is fundamental — and these local programs are putting an emphasis on “fun.” Connect with others over a good book or let your little one fall in love with reading at these book clubs and storytimes.

Book Clubs

Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave.
Discuss best-sellers at The Reserve on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m, or branch out with new genres and authors at Books Sandwiched In on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Upcoming reads: “The River We Remember” by William Kent Krueger and “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate

Pressed, 213 E. Bay St.
Sign up online, buy your copy from Pressed (with a 20% discount) to reserve your spot, and meet up on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss it. If you prefer to read solo, attend the monthly silent book club.

Upcoming reads: “The Last Love Note” by Emma Grey and “The Covenant of Water” by Abraham Verghese

Bistro Book Babes at Inklings Book Shoppe, 243 N. Florida Ave.
This book club for women of all ages meets up every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Pro tip: Purchase your book from Inklings to get a discount.

Upcoming reads: “Night Shift” by Annie Crown and “House of Flame and Shadow” by Sarah J. Maas.

Little readers can laugh, sing, and read along with colorful books.

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Children can hear from guest readers, take part in activities, or create crafts at these interactive storytimes.

Lakeland Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Select Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Select Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Pressed, 213 E. Bay St. | Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Florida Air Museum, 4175 Medulla Rd. | Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

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